Plant-based ingredients system start-up Harvest B is one of six manufacturers to receive funding in the first round of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre Commercialisation Fund.

Campos Coffee has been acquired by Dutch-based coffee and tea company JDE Peet's. It will join L’OR, Moccona and Piazza Doro in its Australian brand portfolio.

A senate inquiry into the use of animal protein labels by alternative proteins will specifically look at the potential damage done to the meat industry. Queensland senator Susan McDonald launched the inquiry, saying it was up to the makers of non-meat products to come up with their own product names rather than trading off animal protein labelling.

Meat processing company John Dee has been undertaking significant expansion at its Warwick facility to increase its competitiveness and operational efficiency.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is currently considering whether a public review is required for JBS S.A.’s acquisition of pig breeding and processing company Rivalea.

Aldi has achieved 100 per cent renewable energy to power all its operations, reducing its CO2 emissions by 85 per cent. The company reached its goal six months ahead of schedule.

This year’s peanut harvest is nearing completion in Queensland, as Bega reports 90 per cent of its Bundaberg and 75 per cent of its north Queensland supply have been harvested.

True Believers Spirits, the brand innovation unit of Asia-Pacific spirits distributor Proof & Company, has appointed Dan Walker as its new CEO.

McCain Foods has installed a pulsed electric field generator at its plant in Smithton, Tasmania. The $1.8 million project uses proprietary technology and has already reduced energy and water usage.

Craft drinks accelerator Mighty Craft will acquire South Australia’s Adelaide Hills Group for $47 million. Its brands include Adelaide Hills Distillery, Mismatch Brewing Co and Hills Cider.

Australian food manufacturer Trisco Foods has commissioned a new rotational retort machine as the company aims to push into the local thermal processing market.

Australian agtech company The Yield has partnered with Yamaha Motor Co to trial new robotic technology, which optimises yield prediction in wine grapes for Treasury Wine Estates (TWE).

Forbidden Foods has entered into an exclusive landmark agreement with AusCom International to distribute its infant and toddler, health and nutrition brand Funch in Vietnam.

We ask industry leaders five questions about their working life. This month we talk to Birol Akdogan from Murray River Organics.

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission will allow Woolworths Group to acquire a 65 per cent stake in PFD Food Services, citing the transaction would not be likely to lessen competition.

The Heat and Control family celebrated a special milestone on 1 June, with the 100th birthday of company founder, Andrew (Andy) Caridis.